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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:05

The OrganWise Guys In the House Kit & Giveaway #organwiseguys

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OrganWise Guys

In our home we try to do our best to teach our 4 young kids the importance of taking care of their bodies. A lot of this happens when we shop for groceries or when we make dinner together by simply explaining to the kiddos why it is that we are buying certain foods, why we avoid others or why we prepare/cook food in a particular fashion. However, I am always looking for fun, creative and interactive ways to engage them in learning about health and nutrition. That’s why I was so excited to learn about The OrganWise Guys Inc. and their In The House! kit - it's aimed at helping children form healthy habits in ways that kids love.

OrganWise Guys

The OrganWise Guys Inc. started in 1993 with a simple idea – to inspire individuals to take charge of their health by taking on personal responsibility for their choices. Helping our children form healthy habits BEFORE bad ones set in is such an important lesson to teach, especially when we consider the increasing numbers of childhood obesity! It can be hard for busy families to stay on top of making healthy choices all the time.  That's exactly why it's so essential to help our children form healthy habits early on and give them the tools so they can make healthy choices on their own.

Enter the OrganWise Guys (OWG) – super cute organ characters that love teaching young audiences about making healthy choices. Yes, we all want healthy kids and healthy families! The OWG In The House! kit features 5 of these super cute organ characters in an engaging healthy behavior tracking program that helps families like mine really work on establishing healthy goals with young children.

OWG Kit

 

The OrganWise Guys In the House! Kit includes the following:

Colorful carry case

5 fun-filled books (with healthy tracking tools)

  • Getting Started with In the House
  • Hardy Heart In the House! – Choose Low-Fat
  • Peri Stolic In the House! – Choose High-Fiber
  • The Kidney Brothers In the House! – Choose Water
  • Madame Muscle In the House! – Choose exercise

Plush OrganWise Guys (rewards for healthy behaviors)

 

When the mail carrier delivered my package for this review I made the mistake of opening it in front of my kids. Had I been more cautious I would have read the big letters on the introduction letter that read, “Please don’t open this In The House! box in front of your children.” Why? There are 5 OrganWise Guys beanies that are to be used as rewards after each week of healthy habit tracking, but these are a SECRET. Thankfully my kids didn’t see the beanies, but they knew I was hiding something cool in the brown shipping box, so they kept asking me for days "What's in the box?"

Yes, the kiddos were so excited to FINALLY see what was inside! I am not sure which picture is funnier!

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Ok, now that were calm again we read the Getting Started book and decided which OWG rule our family wanted to work on during the first week.

OWG OrganWise Guys

This involved A LOT of discussion among the kids, but finally they decided to "Choose Water" with The Kidney Brothers in The House.

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I love that kids are given enough time to really practice putting these habits in place. As a busy mom it can be so hard for me to stay on top of all the healthy reminders that I want my kids to work on, but the tracking system of  7 consecutive days is great! Once your child has completed each book they sign the last page and put the book back "In the House." Then, while they are sleeping you slip the appropriate OWG beanie into the box and then next morning (over a healthy breakfast) your child can find their own OWG beanie reward! Then you move onto your next book for the upcoming week, starting the path to establishing healthy habits with another goal.

In a home like ours where we have more than 1 child, The OrganWise Guys Inc. allows you to make copies of the tracking pages in their books. Perfect! My 8 year-old is “in the know” of the secret rewards and is encouraging her younger siblings to make healthy choices and track their progress.

We are 1/2 way through week 1 and my kids are loving it!  We have also gone to The OrganWise Guys website to learn more about healthy living.   I will make sure to post a picture of my kids seeing their 1st reward!

OrganWise Guys

Well, talking about the OrganWise Guys got my children REALLY excited about making healthy choices this week. Since they love to come up with plays and perform them for our family they decided to come up with one about making healthy lifestyle choices. Check it out!


The OrganWise Guys motto is, “We love who we live in so please take care of us!” I hope that you will take some time to learn about how they can help your children establish healthy habits for life. Some of you who follow this blog may know that I grew up in a very traditional Hispanic community and food was a big part of my life. Unfortunately, a lot of what we ate was not good for our health – Mexican food tends to be high in saturated fat, calories and unhealthy carbohydrates.  With such a high diabetes rate in our country and growing obesity rates among our country's youth, especially Hispanic children, I love that the OrganWise Guys Inc. is providing a proactive solution to these health problems!

Learn more about them at:

Website: http://www.organwiseguys.com

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/organwise/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrganWiseGuys

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheOrganWiseGuys

 

GIVEAWAY: Would you like to win your own OrganWise Guys kit? It’s super simple, just follow the directions below.

How to Enter:

  1. Mandatory:  Comment on this post in the comments section below.
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Please note that you can earn up to 5 entries for this giveaway. This giveaway is being managed by Rafflecopter. Please fill out the Rafflecopter giveaway form to enter.

ONE winner will be randomly selected. This giveaway is open to US and CANADA entries only ages 18 and up. The contest ENDS October 15th, 2012 at 11:50 Eastern Standard Time.

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